Anonymity is the Number One Priority
There are certain situations in life when it is vital that you keep someone’s identity anonymous. As long as someone’s identity is kept private, they have the ability to act as a free agent in the world, with no prejudice against them.
And even though people are good-intentioned, they still manage to miss the mark somehow. You would expect a higher standard from the police force, but hey, everyone makes mistakes right? That back window must be really clean because you can certainly make out a face.